YouTube made its official announcement that it now supports 360-degree video uploads. According to YouTube they have already started hearing from a number of brands who are looking forward into ways to use this as a storytelling format.
Users will be able to watch the 360 degree videos via the YouTube app for Android and YouTube.com, but Google said it is still working to make the new video format viewable on iPhones and iPads.
The announcement also includes a list of compatible 360-degree video cameras, including: Bublcam, Giroptic’s 360cam, IC Real Tech’s Allie, Kodak’s SP360 and RICOH THETA.
Brands and creators are invited to attend an upcoming YouTube technology showcase in Los Angeles during April to learn more about the technology and techniques used to create the videos.
Here’s an example of how the new 360-degree videos look like:-YouTube Now Supports 360-degree Video Uploads!,